Posts Tagged 'lamp'

IKEA Dioder Relief Lights: DIY Low-Budget Ambilight

If you’re like me,  you probably spend way too much time staring at a computer screen. There are some ways to reduce eyestrain, but I have to say that using IKEA’s Dioder LED light strips is one of the most effective since it’s kind of a low-tech, low-cost way of hacking your monitor into a Philips Ambilight.

ikeahack dioder monitor light

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O’Sun Nomad Solar Lamp: A Jug Full of Light

This new lamp was created by the Belgian designer Alain Gilles for O’Sun, and it was specifically made to address the needs of families living in parts of the world that don’t have access to electricity. In many parts of the world, kerosene lamps are used widely, but they often cause deadly accidents. The Nomad lamp is a portable rechargeable device, that’s easy to operate and use, and is completely safe.

osun nomad lamp panel

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American Standards Lamp Has Its Own Wall Switch and Outlet

Peter Bristol’s minimal American Standards Lamp has its own walls switch built right in. The light switch is fully-functional, so you just flick it when you want some light.

peter bristol american standard lamp light fun strange switch

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Lamp Hacks: LED Retrofits & Unique Customizations

083011_rg_LampHacks_01.jpgOld lamps are not something that you should throw away. There’s so much that you can do with them, especially if you have a bit of technical knowhow, which will allow you to use one of these hacks to get more life out of your tired lighting fixtures. You can also experiment, because if you break your lamp, it’s not that much of a loss. Here are a few cool ways to hack your lights into something almost new.

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FLO Series for Lumina: Minimal Table & Floor Lamp

052511_rg_FLOLumina_01.jpgThere’s something very appealing about minimal lamps, especially ones that use LED technology. They seem to meld into the background, but once they are switched on, it’s surprising how much light they can generate. The FLO series of lamps was designed by a British architecture firm and its main attraction is its obvious minimal design.

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Stylish Table Lamp Chandelier: 3 Tertials to the Rescue

This isn’t the first time that we’ve come across a chandelier made out of table lamps, but it’s definitely one of the better looking ones. While some of these table lamp hacks can look quite complicated, there is a certain beauty and simplicity attached to this chandelier. If you end up using too many table lamps, the resulting chandelier can look cluttered.

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Potted Table Lamp Becomes Ambient Floor Lamp

042111_rg_PottedTableLamp_01.jpgSometimes that lamp you bought for the living room or bedroom just doesn’t work out once you come home. Or perhaps you’ve tired of the design. But don’t throw it out, because it might yet be reborn to be enjoyed yet again. Here’s a simple way of reusing some of your lights, transforming a table lamp into an ambient floor lamp for the living room.

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The 3D-Printed Atomic Sun Lamp

021511_rg_AtomicSunLamp_01.jpgWhile not everyone has access to a 3D printer, there are some amazing things that you can do with one. You can print iPad stands or anything else that you can think of. The overall design of this lamp is pretty simple, but the resulting Atomic Sun looks impressive. It’s strange to think that a bunch of plastic pieces that were made in a 3D printer were able to assemble into something like this.

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Randall Littleton’s Imac Stuff: From Lamps to Clocks

111210_rg_RandallLittletoniMac_01.jpgThe iMac G4 was one of Apple’s most beautifully-designed computers Cuppertino ever made. When the newer G5s appeared, people were disappointed because the G4 just looked so good. An enterprising modder has started creating lamps out of the iMac G4s, and we have to say that they look quite good as well.

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LED Lamps: From Designer to DIY Lighting

LED lamps are quickly becoming desired in any type of lighting. They started out as a curiosity and will soon become standard, although CLF lamps are still going strong. It all depends on the type of lighting you enjoy. LEDs also consume a lot less power, so we’ve listed some of our favorites, from designer to DIY lamps.

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